USA v. Almadaoji, Naser
Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)
[SDOH] Naser Almadaoji, anaturalized U.S. citizen from Iraq living in Beavercreek, Ohio, was charged with attempting to provide material support to the ISIS Wilayat Khorasan, the Islamic State's branch in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Naser Almadaoji, 22, an Iraqi-born U.S. citizen of Beavercreek, purchased a plane ticket for travel on Oct. 24, 2018, and was arrested at John Glenn International Airport after checking in and obtaining his boarding pass. He intended to travel to Astana, Kazahkstan where he planned to be smuggled into Afghanistan so that he could join and receive military training from ISIS-K in support of both that terrorist group and ISIS. Almadaoji pleaded guilty in October 2021 to one count of attempting to provide material support – himself, as personnel – to foreign terrorist organizations, namely ISIS and ISIS Wilayat Khorasan (ISIS-K).